Wednesday, May 20, 2009

This Week's Rape Van

It's Wednesday and you know what that means. Oh, no, I guess you don't because I'm trying something new. I'm going to stick to it; and I mean it. Anybody want a peanut?

Yesterday on Twitter I started a new hashtag #rapevan in a tweet about limitations on the awful things credit card companies do to us. IM discussion with my friend Brent (he's got something to link to now!) brought up the spectre of an actual rape van and hijacking the hashtag. He provided me with an image.

All that just to say: Here's your weekly rape van.

Weekly Rape Van

Filthy? check
Rusting? check
Limited windows? check
Airbrushed mural? check
Airbrushed mural contains dragon? check
Bumper held on by wire coming from brake light well? check

Actually, as I have apparently found Plato's Form of a rape van, I don't know that there is any reason to continue posting mere facsimiles. Perhaps I have defeated myself in another regular feature.

Let me know. Would you like to see a weekly image of an mural van that makes you cringe? Any examples you would like to submit? How about best submission gets a custom Rape Van Hunter badge?

[UPDATE: "Rape Van" has been tastefully changed to "Van Mural"]


Randal Graves said...

I don't have any photos of a rape van, but I think a dragon isn't always necessary as long as there is a sword-wielding Conan like dude and his scantily-clad chick, 'cause everyone knows that babes go into battle wearing nothing but a bra and a g-string.

Ricky Shambles said...

Very well. Agreed. It shall be dragon, Conan-ish dude and/or scantily-clad chick. Nice catch.